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European Smelt

Osmerus eperlanus (Linnaeus 1758)

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Osmerus eperlanus (European Smelt) is a species of bony fishes in the family smelts. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 45 cm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of European Smelt. View this species on GBIF